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Author Glenn, Russell W., author.

Title Band of brothers or dysfunctional family? : a military perspective on coalition challenges during stability operations / Russell W. Glenn.

Imprint Santa Monica, CA : RAND, 2011.


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Description 1 online resource (xxiii, 131 pages) : color illustrations, color maps.
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Series Rand Corporation monograph series
Rand Corporation monograph series.
Note "National Defense Research Institute."
Summary Counterinsurgency and other stability operations seldom present a nation with trials that threaten its very survival, barring cases in which that nation is the target of insurgents. Bonds between coalition members are therefore weaker than when threat of annihilation reinforces mutual dependence. Such situations are further complicated by the use of force likely not being the primary implement for attaining ultimate success. Devoid of a preeminent threat and denied primary dependence on armed forces, core coalition objectives tend to be political rather than military in character and include counterinsurgency, nation building, developing government capacity, and providing humanitarian assistance -- activities often associated with stability operations. Armed forces are not staffed or trained to meet the long-term demands of many of these tasks. An alliance or coalition must therefore incorporate participation by other government agencies and -- ultimately -- that of the indigenous government and its population more than is expected during conventional combat operations. Recent contingencies have also seen commercial enterprises, militias, intergovernmental organizations, and nongovernmental organizations become key participants in these undertakings. The result is coalitions of a size seldom seen and with a number of affiliations rarely, if ever, approached before the late 20th century. This monograph investigates the dramatic expansion of challenges confronting alliances and coalitions today and thereafter considers potential solutions that include questioning the conception of what constitutes a coalition in today's world.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 109-131).
Contents Introduction -- Supporting case studies : East Timor and the Balkans -- Coalition leadership : the influence of structure -- Unity of command during coalition operations -- Selecting coalition leaders : key abilities -- Recommendations and conclusions.
Note Online resource; title from PDF title page (RAND, viewed on November 22, 2011).
Language English.
Subject Armed Forces -- Stability operations.
Integrated operations (Military science)
HISTORY -- Military -- Pictorial.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Security (National & International)
Armed Forces -- Stability operations. (OCoLC)fst01982153
Counterinsurgency. (OCoLC)fst00881325
Integrated operations (Military science) (OCoLC)fst01746188
military operations -- cooperation.
armed forces -- peacekeeping operations.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Added Author National Defense Research Institute (U.S.)
Rand Corporation.
Added Title Military perspective on coalition challenges during stability operations
Other Form: Print version: Glenn, Russell W. Band of brothers or dysfunctional family? Santa Monica : Rand Corporation, 2011 0833047698 (OCoLC)762097807
ISBN 9780833059864 (electronic bk.)
0833059866 (electronic bk.)
Standard No. AU@ 000050895041
AU@ 000051462234
DEBBG BV044160395
GBVCP 1008656283
HEBIS 299837173
NLGGC 363376569
NZ1 14257608

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